We continue to pay close attention to the fast changing COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak and take very seriously the critical role we play in keeping you and our communities connected during these unprecedented times. We also recognize the importance of stopping the spread of the virus and want to do all we can to keep our customers and employees safe as global, national and local efforts continue to evolve. To support those critical missions we want to share some tips and action steps we are taking to assure you that we continue to be here for you.
We have invested tens of millions of dollars upgrading and supporting our fiber networks. Our networks are designed, built and supported for capacity, speed, flexibility, and reliability. In addition we have trained and certified local technicians at the ready should a local need arise. As this situation has unfolded we have undertaken incremental steps to ensure business continuity in our networks. You can be assured there is plenty of capacity to handle the extra load of working and learning from home and that we monitor that usage and capacity on a real time basis.
With the many government mandated closures around the country we want to be sure you can still interact with us in a safe and efficient manner. We have a host of digital self-service options including troubleshooting, bill payment, equipment returns, help & support, etc. Here are a few links to help get you to the right place:
If you choose to call us, please know that wait times may be a bit higher as some of our employees are dealing with COVID-19 related restrictions in their own communities.
All of our employees have been provided a COVID-19/Coronavirus training program based on CDC guidelines to help them understand how to prevent the spread of the virus. This training incudes recognizing any illness or symptoms they may experience and to not come to work should they be experiencing those symptoms, while also recognizing symptoms and safety steps when dealing with others. We will continue to use our best efforts to stock our offices and service vehicles with hand sanitizers and our installers and technicians with vinyl gloves for added security as long as supplies last. In addition, we have increased the frequency of cleaning our lobbies and offices.
We are committed to keeping service connected to those disadvantaged by the impacts this pandemic is having on our customers and communities.
For those experiencing financial hardship as a result of recent events pertaining to COVID-19, special arrangements can be made available to keep your services active. Please reach out to us, we are here and ready to help by deferring payments and waiving late fees due to economic situations caused by COVID-19 coronavirus.
As you, your families or businesses take the necessary steps to stay healthy and mitigate the spread of this virus, know that each of us at Grande remain committed to doing the same while also ensuring that our networks perform at their best to keep all of us and our communities connected.
Lastly, thank you for being a Grande Business customer. We all appreciate it very much.